Fear of Job Loss due to UGC draft policy

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6 February, 2022

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Rahul Gandhi is set to announce the party’s chief ministerial face for Punjab

Navjot Singh Sidhu, president of the Congress party’s Punjab unit and a contender for the chief ministerial candidate ahead of the assembly elections, said on Saturday that whoever the party selects for the top post will have absolute power, stressing that only someone with people’s trust can ensure 60 MLAs in the 117-member assembly.. HT

8000 cops for PM security in Telangana

State DGP Mahender Reddy along with chief secretary Somesh Kumar and other top cops examined the security arrangements at the Statue of Equality on Friday. Reddy reportedly said that about 8,000 cops are being deployed for a fool proof security arrangements at the Statue of Equality on Friday. Deccan Herald

Fear of Job Loss due to UGC draft policy

A draft policy of the University Grants Commission has proposed lower-than-existing teacher-student ratios for some undergraduate general courses and more contractual teachers for professional programmes, raising fears of job losses for college and university faculties. Telegraph

New constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir ?

Carving out new constituencies while redrawing several of those existing, the Delimitation Commission has proposed significant changes to the electoral map of Jammu and Kashmir. The draft delimitation working paper, the second set of proposals shared by the Commission with five associate members (the five J&K Lok Sabha MPs comprising three from the National Conference and two from the BJP), has been rejected by the NC which said it will send a detailed response to the Commission at the earliest.  Indian Express

Return of the Bill against NEET by Governor R.N. Ravi and adopt it once again

A special session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly will be held at Fort St. George on February 8 to discuss the return of the Bill against NEET by Governor R.N. Ravi and adopt it once again, Speaker M. Appavu said here on Saturday evening. Earlier, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin accused the Governor of failure in performing the duty vested with him by the Constitution while deciding on the Bill adopted by the State Assembly in September last. Hindu


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Bitcoin up to $41,983

Bitcoin hit its highest in two weeks on Saturday, extending the previous session’s strong gains as cryptocurrencies basked in a recovery in risk appetite and a rally in stock markets. Bitcoin hit $41,983, taking gains from Thursday’s lows to nearly 16%, and marking a 27% rise from the year’s low of $32,950.72 on Jan. 24.

Statue of Equality

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated a 216-foot statue of Ramanujacharya here and highlighted the 11th century saint’s message of equality of all.

Reliance Jio network issues in Mumbai

Multiple Reliance Jio customers in Mumbai on Saturday reported that they are not being able to make calls or receive calls. As per the complaints posted by Reliance Jio users on Twitter, internet services have also been disrupted.

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24 February, 2024

Byju’s, once heralded as a flagship in India’s edtech sector, is grappling with severe financial and operational challenges, marked by a dramatic valuation drop. The company, which sought to stabilize its operations and finances, is now raising funds at a valuation significantly lower than its peak. This development comes amid efforts to address a substantial debt burden, with Byju’s proposing a repayment plan for its $1.2 billion loan. Investor confidence appears shaken, with some stakeholders pushing for drastic changes in leadership to navigate the crisis effectively. The turmoil reflects broader sectoral pressures and raises questions about the sustainability of high-growth trajectories in the edtech industry

10 February, 2024

Australia’s energy market is witnessing significant transitions and investments aimed at bolstering renewable energy infrastructure and securing gas supplies. Key developments include a $179 million investment by the Queensland Government for community battery projects, Santos’ $5.7 billion gas pipeline project following a legal battle win, and a $206 million energy savings package for NSW households. Additionally, the Australian government has secured new gas supply deals to support the east coast market, emphasizing the role of gas in transitioning to a renewable grid.

India 2024
9 February, 2024

The latest opinion polls, including the Mood of the Nation survey by India Today, predict a comfortable victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with a projected win of 335 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general elections. This forecast suggests a slight decrease from the 2019 elections but still ensures a majority. The survey, involving interviews with over 149,000 respondents, reflects Modi’s enduring popularity based on his nationalist policies and economic reforms. Other polls echo these findings, although seat projections vary slightly. The opposition INDIA alliance is expected to secure a significant number of seats, yet not enough to challenge the NDA’s majority. These predictions highlight a political landscape that remains largely favorable to Modi and the BJP as the election approaches